School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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Old Fort

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 305

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In the townland of Carrickanair Parish of Tullycorbett on the lands of Terence Mc Caughey, you can see the remains of an old fort. It was a place of much amusement in years gone by. Pattern dances were held in it and big games of football. It was then called "Rathrim fort" and the old people often heard music, singing and dancing within it at night and saw lights moving round it.

About sixty years ago the rings were carted away and the ground ploughed. There were no more "Patterns" held no more games of football, the merriment at night ceased also and there never was a light seen in the place afterwards.

Collector
Mary Mc Entee
Gender
female
Address
Mullanary Cortannel, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Edward Gorman
Gender
male
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English